Police are investigating a reported theft at a construction site in Fort Smith.
The break-in was reported Monday and was at a construction site in the 4600 block of Phoenix Avenue. The construction workers who spoke to the police reported thousands of dollars in damaged property and stolen equipment.
According to the incident report, the caller told officer Tyler Lee with the Fort Smith Police Department that his company's trailer and trailers belonging to other companies on the job site he was working on had been broken into. He showed Lee where the locks had been cut out of his container, which belongs to Beshears Construction.
A concrete saw, a hammer drill and a laser survey system were stolen from the container, the report states.
Lee saw the locks removed on a container owned by H.L. Johnson Construction had the locks removed in the same way as the previous one. An H.L. Johnson employee told Lee they were missing a concrete saw from the trailer. The trailer locking mechanism was also damaged, the report states.
A Middleton Heat and Air employee told Lee his container, which was also on the job site, was also broken into. He told Lee he and his employees "were missing a long list of tools," both belonging to the company and to employees, the report states.
In all, two concrete saws, a hammer drill, a laser survey system, two chain saws, three impact drills with chargers and batteries, a banding gun, a laser, a pair of crimpers, two pairs of snippers, a radio and charger, a powered saw with batteries and a charger, a metal shear, a grinder, a hammer drill with a charger and batteries, two chainsaws and other miscellaneous tools valued at $8,678 were reported stolen in the break-ins. Two of the three trailers involved in the incident were reported damaged at $2,000.
Lee tried to find video surveillance of the reported break-ins from security cameras at nearby businesses. He said footage from the security camera on the north side of FedEx, 4600 S. Phoenix St., "may be usable," the report states.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Police Department at (479) 709-5100. A caller may also call Crime Stoppers at 78-CRIME, where information leading to an arrest may earn him or her up to $1,000.